The corona curve rises steeply in Austria, the number of infections has almost doubled. As part of the Corona summit, the further procedure should be coordinated on Thursday. The news ticker.
- The Corona * numbers in Austria have almost doubled.
- On Thursday, the further procedure will be coordinated as part of the Corona * summit (see original notification).
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Vienna – While the coronavirus is spreading again rapidly in Germany after Christmas and the holidays, Austria is also recording a massive increase in the number of infections. On Wednesday, January 5, 2022, the authorities had reported that the numbers had almost doubled. On Thursday, the federal and state governments want to discuss the current situation as part of the Corona summit. Is the next lockdown looming in Austria?
Corona summit in Austria: number of new infections almost doubled – is a new lockdown looming now?
The curve of new infections with the corona virus is rising steeply in Austria. According to the authorities on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, 9,761 people were infected within 24 hours. This means that the number of new infections every day has almost doubled again compared to the previous day. The situation in the normal and intensive care units initially remained stable. But especially in the federal states of Tyrol and Salzburg, which are popular with tourists, the numbers rose sharply. The much more contagious omicron variant of the virus has dominated the infection process in Austria since the end of the year.
Individual voices call for lockdown – “the system is already about to collapse”
On Thursday, the federal and state governments will discuss the current situation, and the next steps in Austria will be coordinated at the Corona summit. As reported by oe24 , the deliberations start at around 11 a.m., from 2 p.m. Chancellor Nehammer will then inform about the decisions in a press conference.
Individual voices from the tourism industry are calling for a quick and rather short lockdown in order to save at least the rest of the winter season. Due to the numerous quarantine cases among the staff, it was said that in some cases the hotel operation could hardly be continued. “If we don’t do anything now, we’ll have a de facto lockdown anyway, the system is already about to collapse,” said the head of the Kitzbühel tourism association, Christian Harisch, of the Austrian news agency APA.
As oe24 reports, however, a lockdown should not be an option for the time being. “You want to let the Omikron wave run through much more,” the portal continues.
The restaurants and hotels in the winter sports resorts in the Alps were well attended over Christmas and New Year. But now the hangover mood follows. The omicron numbers are increasing. Several hotels have to close. * Merkur.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA